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Old 07-14-2011, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Nine Mile Falls/Spokane, WA
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What part of town do you live in? The north side Y has a teen center. There's also Wonderland activity center. School sports activities. Church youth groups. Fishing. Hiking. There are a few skate board parks in town. The MAC has a teen program where they can become exhibit "hosts". The community colleges offer teen summer courses. Spokane Parks & Rec has tons of classes available for all interests. If you live within the city bus system, your teen can take the bus to places so you don't always have to drive. My teens seem to just enjoy playing ping pong, playing Quelf & other board games. Hanging out with their friends watching movies and cooking together.

Pick up the Inlander, Spokane Metro (recently revived) and Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Living magazines and you will find tons of options for dining, concerts, plays, and other things to do in the area. I am overwhelmed at some of the options and wish I had time to fit them all in!
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:48 PM
 
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One thing I've noticed is that no matter where I lived, no matter what age I was or my peers, no matter what size town or city, no matter the region...someone thought it was boring. One other thing I've noticed is that with the exception of the smallest of towns I've lived (I think the smallest town, from which I lived about 15 miles had 250-300 people--the largest was San Francisco), they all had pretty much the same things to do, some just lesser in quantity, but not always quality.

The only exception I can really think of is outdoor activities...I've lived in some places where virtually the only outdoor activity was, well, going outdoors. Spokane definitely had that beaten.

The teens I taught in school in San Francisco used to complain about how boring it was...
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Nebuchadnezzar
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One thing I've noticed is that no matter where I lived, no matter what age I was or my peers, no matter what size town or city, no matter the region...someone thought it was boring. One other thing I've noticed is that with the exception of the smallest of towns I've lived (I think the smallest town, from which I lived about 15 miles had 250-300 people--the largest was San Francisco), they all had pretty much the same things to do, some just lesser in quantity, but not always quality.

The only exception I can really think of is outdoor activities...I've lived in some places where virtually the only outdoor activity was, well, going outdoors. Spokane definitely had that beaten.

The teens I taught in school in San Francisco used to complain about how boring it was...

My guess is that the restaurants in San Fran were a bit better than the one in your small town of 300 and might even be better than Spokane's.
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:07 PM
 
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My guess is that the restaurants in San Fran were a bit better than the one in your small town of 300 and might even be better than Spokane's.
The absolute best is...but I've eaten in a lot of crappy restaurants in big cities...and some of the best have been in really little, out of the way places.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:03 AM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Spokane has some nice restaurants. A few of the affordable ones:

Chinese: Gordy's Szechuan on 30th and Grand
Eclectic: Hill's on Riverside
Sandwich: Domini's on Sprague
Lunch: Maggie's South Hill Grill
Mexican: DeLeon's on east Francis
Greek: The White House on South Regal St.
Bar burgers: The Swinging Door on west Francis
Japanese: Sushi.Com on Main (so-so sushi; great tempura udon)
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:13 PM
 
Location: South Hill
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Spokane has some nice restaurants. A few of the affordable ones:

Chinese: Gordy's Szechuan on 30th and Grand
Eclectic: Hill's on Riverside
Sandwich: Domini's on Sprague
Lunch: Maggie's South Hill Grill
Mexican: DeLeon's on east Francis
Greek: The White House on South Regal St.
Bar burgers: The Swinging Door on west Francis
Japanese: Sushi.Com on Main (so-so sushi; great tempura udon)
Friendly edit: this is actually The West Wing (an offshoot of the White House in Post Falls)

Ol Yeller hit the nail on the head with this one....incredible food. Gotta try the Deep Fried Feta, especially with a Mac & Jack's mmmmm...makes me hungry!
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Friendly edit: this is actually The West Wing (an offshoot of the White House in Post Falls)

Ol Yeller hit the nail on the head with this one....incredible food. Gotta try the Deep Fried Feta, especially with a Mac & Jack's mmmmm...makes me hungry!
West Wing, right! Thanks, YSM.

Even Socrates nods.
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:17 AM
 
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I am curious about perhaps the free eclectic entertainment Spokane has to offer. Does anyone know of any rooftops i may climb onto? Or hidden spots of interesting graffiti? A great place to see the stars? A way onto the railroad track downtown? Any sort of hidden beauties the city has to offer. Perhaps there's a way to get to the little balcony of the brick Washington Water Power building? Creative suggestions to really appreciate the city.
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Old 10-06-2011, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Near Manito
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I am curious about perhaps the free eclectic entertainment Spokane has to offer. Does anyone know of any rooftops i may climb onto? Or hidden spots of interesting graffiti? A great place to see the stars? A way onto the railroad track downtown? Any sort of hidden beauties the city has to offer. Perhaps there's a way to get to the little balcony of the brick Washington Water Power building? Creative suggestions to really appreciate the city.
Doc, you are welcome to try any of those activities. But you'll need to be in the mood for some uninvited company, some of whom will be clutching paper bags containing bottles of alcoholic beverages.

In the winter, you'll freeze your nose off anywhere outside in Spokane -- though it helps to carry a bottle of intoxicating beverage in a paper bag...
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:46 AM
 
Location: South Hill
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Default Rooftop

There is a really cool rooftop that you can access via a fire escape. I actually proposed to my wife there. Great view.
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